Radio Shack slogan (was Re: [OT] USB KVM switches)

From: Philip Pemberton <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 02:12:12 2005

In message <60963.>
          "Eric Smith" <> wrote:

> The salesman was curious as to why I kept buying fuses. I explained
> what I was doing. He told me that I should just short across the
> fuse holder.

I had a similar experience in Maplin (big UK electronics store chain) once. I
went in to buy a 5V PSU for a LAN hub. After explaining what I wanted to the
ID-ten-T behind the counter, he scuttled off to track down a PSU. What he
came back with was a 15V PSU. His response was:
  "We've run out of 5V supplies, but this 15V will work fine. Don't worry,
   your stuff will just drop the voltage it doesn't need."

Needless to say I thanked the salesdroid for his "advice", left and bought
one of those multivoltage "mobile phone charger" things. Last I heard, it was
still working fine.

Phil.                              | Acorn Risc PC600 Mk3, SA202, 64MB, 6GB,              | ViewFinder, 10BaseT Ethernet, 2-slice,          | 48xCD, ARCINv6c IDE, SCSI
... Run for your life!!
Received on Thu Feb 03 2005 - 02:12:12 GMT

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